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[[File:Hogwarts.jpg|thumb|Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, one of the most well-known wizarding schools.]]
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[[File:Wizarding_Schools_Map_LR.jpg|thumb|320px|Map of select wizarding schools around the world.]]
In the [[wizarding world]], there are several '''schools''' for teaching young [[Wizardkind|witches and wizards]] [[magic]]. These schools generally only accept students from the country in which the school is based in, though some, like [[Durmstrang Institute]], accept any student willing to learn there, but may have other restrictions in place, such as not allowing anyone who is [[Muggle-born]]. Traditionally, there has been a rivalry among the various magical schools, and, as such, most schools are hidden both from [[Muggle]]s and outsiders, with those not in attendance only vaguely aware of the school's general location.
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A '''wizarding school''' (also called a '''magical school''') was an educational institution which provided [[magic]]al instruction to young [[wizardkind|witches and wizards]].<ref name="pottermoreschools">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/wizarding-schools Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Wizarding Schools"]</ref>
   
The book ''[[An Appraisal of Magical Education in Europe]]'' covers the publicly avalible information on various wizarding schools in [[Europe]].
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There were eleven "long-established and prestigious" wizarding schools throughout the world. There were smaller wizarding schools, but these tended to be short-lived, and often not regulated.<ref name="pottermoreschools" />
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However, most countries in the world did not have their own wizarding school. Magical children in these countries were typically homeschooled or educated via correspodence courses.<ref name="pottermoreschools" />
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==Range and regulation==
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The vast majority of countries in the world did not have their own wizarding school.<ref name="pottermoreschools" /> Wizards and witches in these countries generally chose to homeschool their children instead.<ref name="pottermoreschools" /> Correspondence courses were also sometimes used as a cost-effective method of providing magical instruction to young witches and wizards in countries with very small or isolated wizarding populations.<ref name="pottermoreschools" />
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[[File:Mahoutokoro storm petrels.png|left|250px|thumb|Day student of [[Mahoutokoro]] in [[Japan]] riding to school on a [[giant storm petrel]].]]
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Wizarding schools generally admitted students from whatever country in which they were based, but some served multiple nations or a broad geographical region, or at least were open to accepting international students on a selective basis. [[Castelobruxo]] and [[Uagadou]] accepted students from all over their respective continents,<ref name="pottermore-uagadou">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/uagadou Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Uagadou"]</ref><ref name="twitter-uagadou">[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/693533134609072128 @naunihalpublic Uagadou takes students from all over Africa, but it is in Uganda. #IAgreePottermoreShouldSayThatWillChangeDescription] by [[J. K. Rowling]] on Twitter.com</ref><ref name="pottermore-castelobruxo">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/castelobruxo Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Castelobruxo"]</ref> whereas [[Hogwarts]] only accepted students from the [[Great Britain|United Kingdom]] and [[Ireland]].<ref name="southwestinterview">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/0700-swns-alfie.htm 8 July 2000 ''South West News Service'' interview]</ref> The school with the smallest number of students was [[Mahoutokoro]], and the school with the most students was Uagadou.<ref name="pottermore-uagadou" /><ref name="pottermore-mahoutokoro">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/mahoutokoro Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Mahoutokoro"]</ref>
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Some schools also enforced special restrictions with regard to the admission of students. The [[Durmstrang Institute]], for example, did not accept [[Muggle-born]] witches and wizards.<ref name="gof">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
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The [[Educational Office]] of the [[International Confederation of Wizards]] was responsible for cataloging and overseeing wizarding schools around the world, including the eleven oldest, most respected ones.<ref name="pottermoreschools" /> Smaller wizarding schools existed, but these were often short-lived and poorly-regulated, as most were not registered with the respective [[Ministry of Magic]] of the country in which they operated.<ref name="pottermoreschools" /> The quality of magical education on offer at these smaller, unregistered institutions was thus questionable.<ref name="pottermoreschools" />
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However, there seems to have been some smaller schools that were approved by the Educational Office, as [[Africa]] was reported to be home to "a number of smaller wizarding schools" in addition to [[Uagadou School of Magic|Uagadou]].<ref name="pottermore-uagadou" /> The book ''[[An Appraisal of Magical Education in Europe]]'' covered publicly available information on various wizarding schools in Europe.<ref name="gof" />
   
 
==Known wizarding schools==
 
==Known wizarding schools==
===General===
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The three largest and most-well known schools in Europe are [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], located in [[Scotland]], [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic]], located in [[France]], and [[Durmstrang Institute]], located in northern [[Scandinavia]]. These three schools are connected via a competition known as the [[Triwizard Tournament]], with the winning school getting [[Triwizard Cup|a trophy]] to take back home.
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! align="center" width="15%" |Image
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! align="center" width="30%" |Wizarding school
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! align="center" width="20%" |Location
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! align="center" width="30%" |Students' place of origin
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| align="center" |[[File:BeauxbatonsAcademyofMagic.png|160px]]
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| align="center" |[[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic]]
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| align="center" |[[Pyrenees]], [[France]]<ref name="pottermore-beauxbatons">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/beauxbatons-academy-of-magic Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Beauxbatons Academy of Magic"]</ref>
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| align="center" |France, the [[Netherlands]], [[Belgium]], [[Luxembourg]], [[Portugal]] and [[Spain]]<ref name="pottermore-beauxbatons" />
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| align="center" |[[File:CastelobruxoSchoolofMagic.png|160px]]
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| align="center" |[[Castelobruxo]]
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| align="center" |[[Brazilian rainforest|Amazon rainforest]], [[Brazil]]<ref name="pottermore-castelobruxo" />
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| align="center" |All over [[South America]]<ref name="pottermore-castelobruxo" />
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| align="center" |[[File:DurmstrangInstitute.png|160px]]
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| align="center" |[[Durmstrang Institute]]
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| align="center" |Northernmost reaches of [[Sweden]]<br>or [[Norway]]<ref name="maggie">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/1209-hpfgu-scruton.html Report on Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre reading]</ref><ref name="gofhermione">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'': Hermione: "It must be far north because they have fur capes on the uniform list."</ref><ref name="pottermore-durmstrang">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/durmstrang-institute Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Durmstrang Institute"]</ref>
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| align="center" |Willing to accept international students,<ref name="gof" /> but presumably mainly Northern Europe
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| align="center" |[[File:HogwartsSchool.png|160px]]
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| align="center" |[[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]
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| align="center" |[[Scotland]], [[Great Britain]]<ref name="hogwartslocation">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/1997/0697-herald-johnstone.html 1997 interview in ''The Herald'' (Glasgow)]</ref>
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| align="center" |[[Great Britain|United Kingdom]] and [[Ireland]]<ref name="southwestinterview" />
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| align="center" |[[File:IlvermornySchoolofMagic.png|160px]]
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| align="center" |[[Ilvermorny]]
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| align="center" |[[North America]]<ref name="pottermoreilvermornynews">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [https://www.pottermore.com/news/ilvermorny-is-the-american-wizarding-school News: "Pottermore reveals that Ilvermorny is the North American wizarding school"]</ref>
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| align="center" |North America<ref name="pottermoreilvermornynews" />
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| align="center" |[[File:EmptyFile.png]]
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| align="center" |[[Koldovstoretz]]
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| align="center" |[[Russia]]
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| align="center" |Russia<ref name="2014pottermorefacts">''[[Pottermore]]'' facts from the 2014 UK editions of the [[Harry Potter (book series)|''Harry Potter'' books]] (transcript and link to photographs [http://littlebastardreviews.tumblr.com/post/103497157292/facts-from-the-2014-uk-editions-of-harry-potter here])</ref>
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| align="center" |[[File:MahoutokoroSchoolofMagic.png|160px]]
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| align="center" |[[Mahoutokoro School of Magic]]
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| align="center" |[[Minami Iwo Jima]], [[Japan]]<ref name="pottermore-mahoutokoro" />
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| align="center" |Japan<ref name="pottermore-mahoutokoro" />
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| align="center" |[[File:UagadouSchoolofMagic.png|160px]]
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| align="center" |[[Uagadou School of Magic]]
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| align="center" |[[Mountains of the Moon]], [[Uganda]]<ref name="twitter-uagadou" /><ref name="pottermore-uagadou" />
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| align="center" |All over [[Africa]]<ref name="twitter-uagadou" /><ref name="pottermore-uagadou" />
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==Interaction between schools==
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[[File:2005 harry potter and the goblet of fire 071.jpg|left|250px|thumb|[[Beauxbatons]] students arriving at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] for the [[Triwizard Tournament]] in [[1994]].]]
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Every five years, a competition known as the [[Triwizard Tournament]] was held between the three major European wizarding schools of [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic|Beauxbatons]], [[Durmstrang Institute|Durmstrang]], and [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. One champion was selected to represent each school (with the exception of the [[1994]] Triwizard Tournament, when Hogwarts ended up with two champions) to compete in an array of deadly challenges. The winning school received the [[Triwizard Cup]].<ref name="gof" />
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The [[Wizarding Schools Potions Championship]] was held at unknown intervals between students of Hogwarts, [[Koldovstoretz]], [[Mahoutokoro]] and [[Uagadou]]. The winning school received a golden cauldron.<ref name="wonderbookpotions">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Potions]]''</ref>
   
Outside of Europe, known general magic schools include [[Mahoutokoro]] in [[Japan]] and an [[Brazilian wizarding school]] of unknown name.
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[[Castelobruxo]] in [[Brazil]] offered student exchange programmes to pupils at wizarding schools in Europe. There was apparently also an international pen-friend programme in place for students of Castelobruxo and Hogwarts at one point. [[Bill Weasley]] wanted to take an exchange trip to Castelobruxo, but had to back out because [[Weasley family|his family]] could not afford the expense, leading his upset [[William Weasley's Brazilian pen-friend|Castelobruxo pen-friend]] to send him a [[curse]]d hat.<ref name="gof" /><ref name="pottermore-castelobruxo" />
   
===Specific areas of study===
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==Specialised schools==
Outside of general education, the wizarding world offers specialised schools of learning as well. Such schools include the [[Academy of Broom Flying]], [[Charm School]], and the [[Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts]]. Though it is focused on a young wizard's general education, Durmstrang could, in a sense, be considered a specialised school as well, as it accepts students from a wider ranger of countries and is the only known school (excepting Hogwarts for [[1997-1998 school year|one year]]) to offer [[Dark Arts (class)|a course]] in learning the [[Dark Arts]].
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Outside of general education, the wizarding world offers specialised schools of learning as well. Such schools include the [[Academy of Broom Flying]], [[Charm School]], and the [[Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts]].
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*A [[Salem Witches' Institute]] is mentioned in ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''. However, it is unclear if this is meant to be a wizarding school, or rather some other sort of wizarding institution, such as an [[United States of America|American]] wizarding counterpart to the real-world [[Wikipedia:Women's Institutes|Women's Institutes]].
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*The [[Salem Witches' Institute]] was once thought by some fans to be a wizarding school in the [[United States of America]]; [[J. K. Rowling]] has since said that the Salem Witches' Institute is a joke on the [[Wikipedia:Women's Institutes|Women's Institutes]] in Britain.<ref name="Twitter">[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/607275327111458816 .@jgrahamhutch The Salem Witches' Institute isn't a school, but a joke on the Women's Institute in the UK.] by [https://twitter.com/jk_rowling J.K. Rowling on Twitter]</ref>
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*Most wizarding school are located in mountainous regions. It is mostly because it is easier to hide them from [[Muggle]]s. The only known exception so far is [[Castelobruxo]] in the [[Brazil]]ian [[Amazon rainforest|rainforest]].
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*So far, there is only one known wizarding day school: [[Mahoutokoro]] in [[Japan]]. Though students older than ten have to board it.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
 
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
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* [[Wonderbook: Book of Potions|''Wonderbook: Book of Potions'']]
 
*''[[Harry Potter for Kinect]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter for Kinect]]''
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==Notes and references==
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Wizarding Schools Map LR

Map of select wizarding schools around the world.

A wizarding school (also called a magical school) was an educational institution which provided magical instruction to young witches and wizards.[1]

There were eleven "long-established and prestigious" wizarding schools throughout the world. There were smaller wizarding schools, but these tended to be short-lived, and often not regulated.[1]

However, most countries in the world did not have their own wizarding school. Magical children in these countries were typically homeschooled or educated via correspodence courses.[1]

Range and regulationEdit

The vast majority of countries in the world did not have their own wizarding school.[1] Wizards and witches in these countries generally chose to homeschool their children instead.[1] Correspondence courses were also sometimes used as a cost-effective method of providing magical instruction to young witches and wizards in countries with very small or isolated wizarding populations.[1]

Mahoutokoro storm petrels

Day student of Mahoutokoro in Japan riding to school on a giant storm petrel.

Wizarding schools generally admitted students from whatever country in which they were based, but some served multiple nations or a broad geographical region, or at least were open to accepting international students on a selective basis. Castelobruxo and Uagadou accepted students from all over their respective continents,[2][3][4] whereas Hogwarts only accepted students from the United Kingdom and Ireland.[5] The school with the smallest number of students was Mahoutokoro, and the school with the most students was Uagadou.[2][6]

Some schools also enforced special restrictions with regard to the admission of students. The Durmstrang Institute, for example, did not accept Muggle-born witches and wizards.[7]

The Educational Office of the International Confederation of Wizards was responsible for cataloging and overseeing wizarding schools around the world, including the eleven oldest, most respected ones.[1] Smaller wizarding schools existed, but these were often short-lived and poorly-regulated, as most were not registered with the respective Ministry of Magic of the country in which they operated.[1] The quality of magical education on offer at these smaller, unregistered institutions was thus questionable.[1]

However, there seems to have been some smaller schools that were approved by the Educational Office, as Africa was reported to be home to "a number of smaller wizarding schools" in addition to Uagadou.[2] The book An Appraisal of Magical Education in Europe covered publicly available information on various wizarding schools in Europe.[7]

Known wizarding schoolsEdit

Image Wizarding school Location Students' place of origin
BeauxbatonsAcademyofMagic Beauxbatons Academy of Magic Pyrenees, France[8] France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain[8]
CastelobruxoSchoolofMagic Castelobruxo Amazon rainforest, Brazil[4] All over South America[4]
DurmstrangInstitute Durmstrang Institute Northernmost reaches of Sweden
or Norway[9][10][11]
Willing to accept international students,[7] but presumably mainly Northern Europe
HogwartsSchool Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Scotland, Great Britain[12] United Kingdom and Ireland[5]
IlvermornySchoolofMagic Ilvermorny North America[13] North America[13]
EmptyFile Koldovstoretz Russia Russia[14]
MahoutokoroSchoolofMagic Mahoutokoro School of Magic Minami Iwo Jima, Japan[6] Japan[6]
UagadouSchoolofMagic Uagadou School of Magic Mountains of the Moon, Uganda[3][2] All over Africa[3][2]

Interaction between schoolsEdit

2005 harry potter and the goblet of fire 071

Beauxbatons students arriving at Hogwarts for the Triwizard Tournament in 1994.

Every five years, a competition known as the Triwizard Tournament was held between the three major European wizarding schools of Beauxbatons, Durmstrang, and Hogwarts. One champion was selected to represent each school (with the exception of the 1994 Triwizard Tournament, when Hogwarts ended up with two champions) to compete in an array of deadly challenges. The winning school received the Triwizard Cup.[7]

The Wizarding Schools Potions Championship was held at unknown intervals between students of Hogwarts, Koldovstoretz, Mahoutokoro and Uagadou. The winning school received a golden cauldron.[15]

Castelobruxo in Brazil offered student exchange programmes to pupils at wizarding schools in Europe. There was apparently also an international pen-friend programme in place for students of Castelobruxo and Hogwarts at one point. Bill Weasley wanted to take an exchange trip to Castelobruxo, but had to back out because his family could not afford the expense, leading his upset Castelobruxo pen-friend to send him a cursed hat.[7][4]

Specialised schoolsEdit

Outside of general education, the wizarding world offers specialised schools of learning as well. Such schools include the Academy of Broom Flying, Charm School, and the Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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